Regional Experts consultation meeting on the advisability of preparing a Declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change

Following the decision of the General Conference of UNESCO (October 2009) concerning the Ethics of Climate Change, Member States have asked the Division of Ethics of Sciences and Technology and COMEST to conduct a series of regional consultation meetings with experts to debate and discuss the feasibility of drafting a Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles in Relation to Climate Change. Between March and May 2010, regional experts consultation meetings will be held in all five regions. Several plans and options are already in preparation.
For Europe and North America, a meeting is proposed in Yerevan, Armenia on 19 to 20 April. Up to two additional meetings may be scheduled later.
For the Arab States, a meeting is proposed in Rabat, Morocco on 15 and 16 March with an additional meeting to be scheduled.
Africa begins with a meeting in Dakar, Senegal on 16 and 17 March and then Nairobi, Kenya on 29 and 30 April.
For Latin America and the Caribbean, one meeting is proposed in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, possibly on 9 and 10 April and in Montevideo in early May.
Finally, for the Asia-Pacific region, a first meeting is proposed in New Delhi, India on 29 and 30 March. Two further meetings to be held in April-May are to be determined, for which possible locations include Beijing, China; Tokyo, Japan; Auckland, New Zealand; and Melbourne, Australia.


Type of Event Category 6-Expert Committees
Start 16.03.2010 15:00 local time
End 17.03.2010 15:00 local time
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Focal point Dikenou, Kwami Christophe
Country Senegal
City Dakar
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